Thai News Summary

The Move Forward and Pheu Thai parties have joined a growing call by activists against a bill to keep activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in check. Read more
Published 42 minutes ago
Source: Bangkok Post
May 26 (Reuters) – Russia is advancing a new law allowing it to take control of the local businesses of western companies that decide to leave in the wake of... The post Russia prepares to seize western firms looking to Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is struggling to feed some 26,000 rescued wild animals, as the government has cut the yearly budget for taking care of them by 50 million baht. Read more
Published 2 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Thanks to the increased freedom of remote work, the concept of “workation” — work while on vacation — is now more popular and widespread than ever! Picture yourself spending the day working from your laptop while taking in a spectacular Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Monkeys in Lopburi, central Thailand, are starving because tourists have stopped feeding them in fear of the “monkeypox epidemic,” despite no cases being recorded so far in the kingdom. The atmosphere of Lopburi city, famous for its monkey population, has Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
SURAT THANI: Two tourists have been rescued after losing their way during a jungle trip in Khao Sok National Park in Phanom district on Wednesday. Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Phuket recently hosted ‘Deep Week’, a huge freedive training event, which sold out in just 5 days. This was certainly Asia’s, and probably the world’s, biggest ever participation of freediving held in open water. The recent reopening of Thailand certainly Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha announced that the government aims to cut the number of road deaths by almost 2 thirds by 2027. Thailand has the ninth highest road death rate in the world, with 32.7 deaths per 100,000 people, according Read more
Published 3 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Criminal Court on Thursday approved the release on bail of 20-year-old hunger-strike activist Tantawan "Tawan" Tuatulanon, who is charged with lese majeste for running an opinion poll on royal motorcades. Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered all the recreational facilities in the controversial parliament club, with the exception of the gym, to be closed and converted into working space for... The post Controversial luxury 'Parliamentary club' to be converted into Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Thailand is to welcome a delegation from oil-rich Saudi Arabia in July which could potentially inject “billions” into the nation’s economy. Board of Trade of Thailand Chairman Sanan Angubolkul yesterday revealed delegations from both the private and public sector of Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Department of Groundwater Resources started a project to explore new groundwater sources in Phuket to cope with the ongoing water scarcity problem in the province. The project is also expected to be a model for other Thai islands to Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The owner of a motorbike garage in Sri Racha district of Chon Buri has been found dead at his home yesterday. The man’s brother says the garage owner, 49 year old Duen Chukampang, had a spat with an excavator driver Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A taxi driver’s brakes failed as he pulled up to a queue of traffic at a red light in Bangkok earlier today, causing a crash involving 10 vehicles. Four people are injured including a motorbike driver who is in a Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The wife of Karen activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, a victim of a 2014 forced disappearance who is now believed dead, on Thursday renewed her call for legal action in the long-delayed case. Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
The country logged 37 new COVID-19-related fatalities over the past 24 hours including a person who was not in a vulnerable group and already received the 4th vaccine shot. Read more
Published 4 hours ago
Selecting an electric store in Thailand that provides the best services and products at a reasonable price is an almost impossible task, so it’s important to choose wisely. But for piece of mind it’s advised to shop at IT shops Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Amidst the global fuel price surge impacting Thailand and several other countries, a spokesman for PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is giving drivers some advice on behalf of the PM. The spokesman, Thanakorn Wangbunkhongchana, said yesterday that Prayut wants to keep prices Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Criminal Court agreed on Thursday to grant monarchy reformist Tantawan Tuatulanon bail for 30 days. Tantawan is charged with lèse majesté and other offences for conducting a poll about... The post Thai monarchy reform activist Tantawan granted bail first Read more
Published 5 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
An MP for the ruling coalition blasted the government’s measures to control the local diesel price and called for the energy minister to resign for the rising prices and for postponing the parliament debate session that was scheduled to address Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha delivered a statement at the 27th International Conference on the Future of Asia (Nikkei Forum), held at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Myanmar has banned all use of the US dollar for domestic transactions, according to its Central Bank (CB) directive dated May 25th 2022. The announcement refers back to the CB’s... The post Myanmar bans domestic use of the US dollar Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
A male truck driver has been left traumatized after a road rage incident. Chan Duangkratok says he suffers from sleepless nights since he was attacked by ten men in the Nong Hong sub-district, Phan Thong district, Chonburi, last weekend. A Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A French woman succumbed to her wound after being hit by a car while she was crossing Rojana Road late Wednesday night. Read more
Published 6 hours ago
The Na Jomtien municipality mayor says authorities are planning several more fixes to Jomtien Beach in Chon Buri province. The mayor, Rapeepan Rattanakluang, inspected a footpath at the beach following a request by tourists and locals. Rapeepan said authorities plan Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Bangkok, 26 May, 2022 – Cambodia Airways has launched a new direct service between Phnom Penh and Samui, with two flights a week operating on Tuesday and Friday. The new Phnom Penh-Samui service is operated by an Airbus A319 aircraft, Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: TAT Newsroom
SONGKHLA: Twenty-six illegal Myanmar migrants heading for promised work in Malaysia, after borrowing up to 50,00 baht to pay job brokers, were arrested near the southern border in Sadao district early on Thursday. Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Bangkok, 26 May, 2022 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to advise that Thailand has taken precautionary steps to prevent local transmission of monkeypox, starting with entry screening of international arrivals from affected countries. Initially, a monkeypox Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: TAT Newsroom
UPDATE: The Toyota sedan’s dashcam footage confirmed that the traffic lights were on green when the driver struck and killed 26 year old Camille, who was riding a bicycle across a zebra crossing in Ayutthaya in central Thailand yesterday evening. Read more
Published 6 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand is not in a hurry to implement the retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) given strong payment alternatives, the Bank of Thailand’s governor said on Thursday. Citing a real-time online transfer option, Promptpay, as well as payments via QR Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
A Thai man has been arrested at the Customs Department’s border checkpoint in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. He was caught trying to deliver durian trees, valued at around one million baht, to a customer in Laos. The Head Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
UPDATE Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon was granted bail by a court today to get hospital treatment after falling seriously ill. The 20 year old activist was immediately rushed to hospital for treatment after the Criminal Court gave permission at 1:30pm for her Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A series of blasts in Afghanistan yesterday targeted a minivan, and a mosque. An explosion targeting the minivan happened in northern Afghanistan’s Balkh province. The blast killed at least 4 people and wounded over 10, according to the province’s spokesman Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Chadchart Sittipunt’s landslide victory at last Sunday’s governor election — with more than 1.38 million votes or over 50 percent of all ballots cast — was viewed by many as... The post Bangkok elections a harbinger of Prayut’s downfall? first Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
A young French woman was killed when a car hit her bicycle at an intersection in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya district on Wednesday night. Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
There are a few ways foreigners can use finance to purchase property in Thailand. If you’re an expatriate who owns a business in Thailand or you are currently working on a job that pays well, there is a possibility that Read more
Published 7 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A court granted bail Thursday afternoon to a young activist said to be in serious condition after a 37-day hunger strike. She was immediately taken to a hospital for treatment. At around 1:30pm, the Criminal Court ordered Tantawan “Tawan” Tuatulanon, Read more
Published 8 hours ago
Three army troopers were injured when their outpost, at a pier in Tak Bai district of the southern province of Narathiwat, came under explosive and automatic gunfire attack on Wednesday... The post Three troopers injured in insurgent attack in Tak Read more
Published 8 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
If Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha is no longer in power, the system designed to prolong dictatorships could also begin to dissipate, according to Sita Divari, a former candidate for Bangkok governor of Thai Sang Thai Party told Thai Enquirer. “General Read more
Published 8 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
A series of bomb blasts and gunshots occurred in the border town of Tak Bai in Narathiwat on Thailand’s southern border last night. Assailants launched a series of attacks at two police stations, a military unit and a market, injuring Read more
Published 8 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday announced another major goal in reducing Thailand’s infamous problem with road deaths. At a Bangkok forum titled “New Decade, New Normal, Safe Driving Is Priority”, Prayut said the government aims to cut the number of Read more
Published 8 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
NARATHIWAT: Militants bombed power poles and scattered tyre spikes on the road to isolate a marine police station before attacking it with bombs and automatic weapons, in Tak Bai district on Wednesday night. Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to deliver a speech this afternoon (Thursday) at the 27th international Conference on the Future of Asia (Nikkei Forum) being held in Tokyo. He... The post Thai PM to give speech at Nikkei Forum Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
A 30-year-old woman who has been prosecuted many times for falsely claiming to be a cosmetic doctor, using bogus qualifications to get jobs at beauty clinics, has again been arrested by police. Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Many Thai people, including about six million senior citizens, are still not vaccinated with third COVID-19 vaccine because they are either concerned about the possible side effects or think that... The post Six million Thai senior citizens still not boosted Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Deputy PM, and Commerce Minister, Jurin Laksanawisit, yesterday moved to ease fears of food shortages in Thailand on the back of recent protectionism measures introduced by neighbouring countries, export bans, and the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict threatening to cut food supply. Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
To cope with meetings failing because of absence and lack of quorums, the Secretariat of The House of Representatives has developed the ‘TH Parliament’ mobile app to notify the MPs of upcoming meetings. The ‘innovation’ presumes that MPs have failed Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
UPDATE: After the eye-catching penis-tea-bag went viral on social media, Chadeen cafe in Songkhla province, southern Thailand, have announced that they are discontinuing the bag moving forward… “We have to apologise to all customers. We will not sell the [penis] Read more
Published 9 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Out-of-home media operator VGI Plc reported a net loss in its fiscal year 2021/22 of 120 million baht, plunging from 980 million baht of profit a year ago, due to higher costs and losses distributed from Kerry Express (Thailand) Plc.  Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Thailand is giving Malaysians one month to collect their stranded vehicles free of charge from June 1 – June 30. Hundreds of cars with Malaysian number plates got stranded in Thailand when the border closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A schoolteacher was among seven activists honored yesterday by a prestigious environmental award for his relentless efforts to protect the Mekong River.  Niwat Roykaew, who is known around his northern border community as Teacher Tee, was awarded a Goldman Environmental Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Some provinces in the “Green” and “Blue” zones, where the COVID-19 situation has improved satisfactorily, should be the pilot areas for the relaxation of the requirement to wear face masks... The post Relaxation of mask requirement may start in provinces Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: Thai PBS World
Thailand’s wet season is still alive and well. From tomorrow, May 27, until May 31 (Tuesday), expect heavy to very heavy rains in the country’s northeast, central, east, and southern regions. The current Monsoon in Thailand’s southwest is expected to Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Ministry of Public Health said that it did not set a time to relax its face mask mandate and it planned to ease the rule in blue and green zones first.  Read more
Published 10 hours ago
A young French woman was killed in a road accident in Ayutthaya province in central Thailand yesterday evening. The 26 year old tourist got confused at an intersection when a green and red light shone at the same time, leading Read more
Published 10 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Thailand’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department has admitted that 2 tsunami detection buoys are out of order, but insists they will be repaired soon. The department was forced to issue a statement following widely-shared news on social media that the Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
NARATHIWAT: Three security officials were injured when a marine police station was attacked with gunfire and grenades on Wednesday night. Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: Bangkok Post
Undercover police yesterday swooped to arrest a teenage girl and her client for procurement and engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor at a short-time hotel, in Muang district of Kanchanaburi, central Thailand. Police also rescued a 14 year old Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
Heavily armed criminals attacked marine police stations in Tak Bai district of the far southern province last night. Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Provincial officials on the southern island of Phuket say the return of tourists has raised income levels and created more jobs. According to a Bangkok Post report, the return of international tourists has revived the island’s economy and reduced unemployment Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
THE LATEST Barbara Lange, the 76 year old woman who went missing from her Phuket hotel earlier this month, is now headed back home to Germany. Yesterday, a team from the Phuket Tourist Assistance Center helped Barbara and her family Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The Thai government is patting itself on the back again, with a spokesperson saying officials have been praised by the World Health Organisation. Traisuree Taisaranakul says the administration has been cited as a role model for its management of the Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
  The story Lifting of the mask mandate in Thailand next month? | GMT as seen on Thaiger News. Read more
Published 11 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
A family in Songkhla province in southern Thailand moved out of their house on Monday after they discovered 14 cobras living inside with them. The family kept discovering more and more cobras over a period of four days until they Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
After Pattaya’s famous Walking Street welcomed back visitors last month for the first time since Covid-19 broke out, the city’s officials have put in a big budget to give the street a ‘makeover‘. Pattaya city officials announced yesterday that the Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger
The post The News Summary – May 26 appeared first on Thai Enquirer. Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
The government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on Wednesday that the main opposition, the Pheu Thai Party, should concentrate on passing the 2023 fiscal budget debate in parliament more than playing political games.     His comments came after Pheu Thai leader Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: Thai Enquirer
Not so fast, says the Public Health Ministry, responding to news that Thailand’s mask mandate could be lifted next month. Dr Kiattiphum Wongrajit has issued a clarification that this could apply in certain areas only. According to Kiattiphum, Thailand’s Covid-19 Read more
Published 12 hours ago
Source: The Thaiger

 

 

 

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